April 3, 2014 - submitted by Dave, United States of America
Q. Dear Oracle,
I was at a job interview the other day and one of the questions asked was if I liked Coldplay or not. I responded quickly with a yes and the interviewer and I went on a ten minute rant of how much we liked their music. Nonetheless, I got the job! So my question is this... Why can't everybody love this great band!?
The Oracle replies:
Congratulations on your new job, Dave. I sincerely hope you're the right man for the role.
I wonder if you'd said "no", you would still have been hired? If you had replied, "what's that got to do with the job?" I suspect you wouldn't have got it. Unless you were, for example, going for the part of Jonny Buckland in a Coldplay tribute band, I have no idea what relevance the question had.
Speaking of relevant questions, I shall try to answer yours.
Life would be incredibly tedious if we all loved the same things. Vive la difference. That said, people that don't love them are clearly bonkers.